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lowland

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Re: Describe your 'ultimate' EQ...
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2011, 04:04:46 am »

Jaakko,

Not hardware, but have you tried this?

http://www.elysia.com/software/niveau-filter/

Or am I out of the loop on something.

I tried that, Tom, and although it sounded OK I found it fiddly to set with steps that were too coarse for mastering. I just left it after an hour or so because my instinct wasn't telling me to go with it, and I've learnt to trust that feeling.

This of course isn't to say that 1. a premium plug-in couldn't be designed to do the job well and 2. a Niveau filter wouldn't be a great thing to have - every so often I feel that ADT one calling to me with a Siren voice...
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Re: Describe your 'ultimate' EQ...
« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2011, 04:08:15 am »

i would love an eq that did something  to the 240 -450 htz range that i could use

Hi Rick,

I've found the Great River MAQ-2NV to be useful in that area - have you heard it? It does other good stuff too.

The MAQ is surprisingly close to my ultimate EQ, or maybe I'm just easily pleased. Great though would it be to have an extra band, more frequency choices and more bell settings in the upper and lower bands, I seem to get by and it has that paradoxical quality of being neutral but musical.
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Re: Describe your 'ultimate' EQ...
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2011, 08:42:22 am »

A Niveau filter with two parametric bands. That thing could do anything.
Hrmmm...

*strokes beard*
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Brad Blackwood
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Re: Describe your 'ultimate' EQ...
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2011, 12:46:09 pm »

Hrmmm...

*strokes beard*

Agrees. I think Jaakko may have won the contest. I'd add HPF/LPF. That would be a killer EQ.
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Re: Describe your 'ultimate' EQ...
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2011, 03:48:30 pm »

I've been interested in the Niveau filter for quite some time, now. I was *this* close to buying the ADT version, but I decided to postpone it and put the cash elsewhere.

Say, anchor point of 700-800Hz. +/-3dB max. I have no idea how does the classic "tilt EQ" circuit sound like: http://gilmore2.chem.northwestern.edu/projects/showfile.php?file=equal_prj.htm

Could be something to consider.

Parametric bands? I'd try Dove's CAPS filters, because I haven't tried them yet. I haven't tried Wein bridges either, but CAPS interests me more.

Paul has a point with LPF/HPF. I've began to use LPF's now and then. I'd make them 2nd order, Sallen-Key filters and Q=0,57.
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Re: Describe your 'ultimate' EQ...
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2011, 04:55:11 pm »

I like the idea of a semi-modular mastering EQ.

Sontec Low band module+Sontec high shelf
Focusrite 315 low band with transformer in/out switch
Two bands of tube mid freq eq modules
Bax low shelf
Bax filters
Neumann PEV mid band .5 steps
m/s in/out on all
NO WHITE LEDS!
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Re: Describe your 'ultimate' EQ...
« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2011, 02:15:20 am »

I have no idea how does the classic "tilt EQ" circuit sound like: http://gilmore2.chem.northwestern.edu/projects/showfile.php?file=equal_prj.htm

It's in final testing phase will let you know soon :D
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Re: Describe your 'ultimate' EQ...
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2011, 10:40:17 am »

I seem to recall fletcher telling me that those things were made out of the little  ( urei or shure ) room eq modules  the ones with fixed freqs in little boxes  that you stacked together to make  room / pa eqs
  he told me something like for the japn BGM he had to buy them  every module he could find  !

can somebody help my memory on this ..?
Hmm, could it be based on the Urei 539 or 537?
Anyone know more about this?
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Re: Describe your 'ultimate' EQ...
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2011, 11:26:49 am »

Hmm, could it be based on the Urei 539 or 537?
Anyone know more about this?

More likely built from a classic Urei 530,
9 two octave bands on non standard centers 50-100-200-400-800 etc.
I only recently gave away a 530 that I'd had for many years.

JT
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